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palate. I remember myself once seeing a Chinaman who had received a bullet in his right eye, which came out under the left jaw, shattering his palate considerably; and yet when the splinters of bone were picked out he did not even wink, nor was it necessary for any one to hold his head during the operation.

In the case of General Yang, which has already been alluded to, the bullet had entered the side of the chest between the second and third ribs, and, passing through the lungs, had lodged in the muscles forming the posterior fold of the axilla. The removal of tbe bullet by incision greatly delighted the patient and his friends, for Chinese doctors never venture on such an operation; and the effusion which took place into the carity of the chest was relieved after a fortnight by a copious expectoration of a pinkish-coloured pus which lasted for two days. At the end of four weeks he was able to walk about, and some time afterwards resumed his command, and was also married.

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CHAPTER XV.

VISIT TO TSENG KWO-FAN-SKETCHES OF NATIVE

AND ENGLISH OFFICIALS IN CHINA.

SENG KWO-TSUN--VIEW OF NANKING AND THE IMPERIALIST LINES

-APPEARANCE OF TSENG KWO-FAN - GORDON'S CONVERSATION WITH HIM-GENERALS PAOU AND PING-CHINESE MANDARINSMANDARIN BUTTONSKI yixG'S HISTORY-HIS ODE ON LEAVING CANTON--HIS TREATMENT BY LORD ELGIN, AND HIS FATE-YEH AND PIH KWEI--KWEILIANG AND HWASHANA-SANKOLINS!N--SU SHU-EX AXD THE PRINCES OF I AND CHING-SHUNG POW-PRINCE KUNG-WAN SEE-ANG, THE PRESENT PREMIER OF CHINA-LI HUNG CHANG-TSENG KWO-FAN, GENERALISSIMO OF ALL THE CHINESE FORCES--SIR JOHN BOWRING-LORD ELGIN-SIR FREDERICK BRUCE -SIR R. ALCOCK-MR WADE, SIR HARRY PARKES, AND MR LAYMR T. T. MEADOWS-ADMIRAL HOPE AND CAPTAIN DEW-GENERALS STAVELEY AND BROWN-COLONEL GORDON AND MR HART.

In June 1864, after the dissolution of his force, Colonel Gordon paid a visit to Tseng Kwo-fan at Nganking, and had some interesting and important conversation with. him regarding military matters in China. On reaching Nanking on his way up the Yangtsze, the Colonel first met with the great man's brother, Tseng Kwo-tsun, the Governor of Chekiang, who commanded all the troops round the Rebel capital, and who was residing on one of the hills behind Porcelain Tower Hill. This Mandarin was about forty years of age, pleasant and active, and was at the time particularly engaged in

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